Upcycle gloves

My mother was doing some volunteer time at a charity shop and she bought these gloves for me.

In a Karl Lagerfeld moment I removed the trim at the wrist and added a piece of chain.
These gloves are butter soft and since I zip about the city on a scooter, they are ideal on chilly days or evenings.

People ask me how I can wear dead people’s clothes. That is presuming the donor has passed on, which is not always the case. These same people wear clothes made in sweat shops and torture factories. Or justify spending three months income on a pair of boots when a family could eat for a year on the equivalent money. Like my decision to be vegetarian I also believe that re-using and re-cycling help to reduce the burden we are placing on this earth by being compulsive consumers.

I check the quality and condition of what I buy thoroughly. Stains or signs of moths and mildew are easy to spot. I clean the items by hand and they usually serve me well. It’s my way of fulfilling my fashion fix but with a more of a conscience.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.